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The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In 2012, Raif Badawi, a blogger in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who is now 31, was arrested in his native land and charged with offenses ranging from parental disobedience to cyber-crime and apostasy from Islam.

The Kenyan Muslim Cleric Whose Love Of Peace May Have Gotten Him Killed

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A Kenyan Muslim cleric, who supported government efforts to stamp out radicalism among youths in the country's restive coastal region, was...

The Character of Revolution

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A number of analysts and scholars of the Middle East have argued that the revolutions and uprisings taking place in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Syria are the first of their kind to take place in the region.

The Stupidity of Saudi Senior Clerics

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Although the Saudis did rid their society of Al Qaeda after seeing the error of their ways in fanning pan-Islamic jihadism, they have failed to see any issues with the continual oppression of women.

Goodbye/Hello 11 "Iran's Clerics Give Green Ray Of Light And Hope To Opposition"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patt Cottingham

There is clear evidence that within the Islamic republic there is a growing movement away from the denial of a people's rights toward transparency and truth.

The Guest is God's Friend: The Detention of Iason Athanasiadis in Iran

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Iason's detention is part a pattern of arrests and detentions of foreign reporters and Iranians working for Western news agencies.

Constant Violence Leaves Young Iraqis Doubting Clerics

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After almost five years of war, many young people in Iraq, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they h...